Logistics Assistant (Cash Based Transfers), Multiple Duty Stations

at WFP
Location El Fasher, Sudan
Date Posted April 14, 2021
Category Administration
Communication
Job Type Full-time
Currency SDG

Description

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity & gender balance and encourage qualified female candidates to apply.

Would you like to join the WFP Logistics team and enable the delivery of Cash-Based Transfer-related services that support WFP to deliver life-changing services? Are you ready to partner with managers and other stakeholders to deliver effective Cash-Based Transfer services that will change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for experienced Logistics Assistants, to join our Logistics teams in Elfasher (Fixed Term), Nyala (Service Contract), and El Geneina (02 Service Contract positions) to be hired on a Fixed Term Contract or Service Contract at G5 or SC5 level as indicated.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world

achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food-insecure people across Sudan - with a total of 7.8 million people assisted in 2020. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally, is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).

JOB PURPOSE

To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Participate and conduct food retail supply chain and markets assessments.
  • Perform redeemed vouchers reconciliation.
  • Participate in paper voucher disposal as per standard operating procedures.
  • In coordination with procurement, maintain retail tracking database at area office level and monitor/track retailers' performances in coordination with partners, and based on well-established key performance indicators,
  • Perform and coordinate food quality control activities, and manage the mobile point of sales (mPOS) equipment concerns in coordination with IT.
  • Perform reconciliations of wholesalers/retailer's transactions data, verify and process retailers' invoices, and process payment requests;
  • Gather information with clear direction to support the drafting of documents and preparing reports by other staff;
  • Participate in Monthly Price and Market monitoring surveys in coordination with Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) unit.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in areas related to Logistics and Supply Chain such as in Stores Management, Statistics, Business Administration or any other field related to Logistics.

Experience:

At least Four years of progressive working experience in of relevant experience in the field of cash based transfers, procurement, logistics, supply chain, transport, operations, retail, wholesaler, food trading, business administration, project management, engineering or other related field is desirable

Language: Fluency in English and Arabic

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

    • Attention to details and meticulous
    • Ability to adapt and respond quickly to various stakeholders' requests.

  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, and courtesy.
  • Mature judgment with good communication and interpersonal skills

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
  • Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.
  • Experience in measuring service providers' performance against set KPIs.
  • Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.
  • Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings . If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your up-to-date CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.

TALENTED WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.

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Closing date: 26 April 2021

  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals or those authorized to live and work in Sudan according to Sudanese regulations. Applicants who do not meet this criterion will not be considered for this position.
  • WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.
  • Applicants should state the duty stations they are interested in while completing their cover letters.
  • CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO ATTACH BOTH A COVER LETTER AND AN UPDATED CV OR UNP11 FORM. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CV OR P11 IS

Applying Instructions

HOW TO APPLY:

  • To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.
  • In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your up-to-date CV or UN P11 form, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.
  • WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.

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Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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